Sorry about the wait, now wait some more

Sorry that the Decon Round up and the weekend post are late.  I wish I had a good reason for them to be that way but… not so much.

I’ll try to get them on Monday and Tuesday respectively.

Until then… I don’t know, you could talk about monkeys.  Or Monkees. Or beetles; or even Beatles.

-chris the cynic


4 thoughts on “Sorry about the wait, now wait some more

  1. Firedrake November 18, 2013 at 5:44 am

    This is one part of why modern pop music isn’t a huge world-changing force the way it was in the 1960s. It has to compete with the Beatles, the Monkees, the Stones, Floyd… pretty much everything that’s been sufficiently popular since the fifties is now available. Why should a kid buy the plastic group of the moment, when he can buy this weird old thing he heard about on Facebook?

  2. lonespark42 November 18, 2013 at 7:09 am

    I’m guessing the reason is, because that is the music that your peers are listening to, that is present in your environment and playing alongside your memories. But yeah, you’re right, it could be older stuff too, or covers of older stuff…

  3. Brin November 18, 2013 at 9:37 am

    I still remember the time we were talking about music as an icebreaker at a Girl Scout event and the whole group (of 13 – 17 year olds in 2007) cheered when I said I liked Billy Joel. Also the time a different group (~10 – 18 year olds, 2008) stared in shock and something akin to horror when I said I disliked the Beatles. And the time we (12 – 16 year olds, 2010) were sharing music with each other (it was a long car trip and all six of the Girl Guides had brought their MP3 players), one girl played that cover of “Africa” that was going around a few years back, I responded with the original, and they all agreed it was better.

    Some time after the shocked looks, Mom coaxed me into making her a Beatles mix CD for her birthday, then played it while we were in the car so I was forced to listen to her top 23 favourite Beatles songs. (Whether she did this for the purpose of trying to convert me to a Beatles fan or just didn’t think it through, I don’t know.) There was nothing in that mix to make me change my mind about them.

    During the 00’s I disliked all Top 40 on principle, but then I heard “Rolling in the Deep” and it occurred to me I might be missing out.

  4. Firedrake November 18, 2013 at 10:24 am

    As the music marketing machine falters, I think, perhaps wishfully, that trends in music are more likely to start from somebody randomly hitting something obscure on youtube and telling their friends about it. (I discovered the Swedish folk/rock group Garmarna when searching for information on Hildegard von Bingen — which they used as one of their album titles — and now there’s a small group of techies in southern England listening to obscure foreign music.) Certainly nobody’s going to make a huge amount of money promoting the Beatles to modern teenagers, but they seem to like listening to the stuff anyway.

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